|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||March 17, 2017|
|8 Steps After Accidental Needlestick|
|Needlestick Injuries among Surgeons in Training|
Medical students most at risk of needle-prick infections: Study
Trainee doctors and medical students are victims to more than half of all injuries caused by pricks from infected needles in hospitals. They are not only overworked, but are also not vaccinated against the diseases infected blood can transmit. The dangers of needle-stick injuries and the risk health staff workers face were pointed out in a recent study at the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, a teaching hospital at Sion. Needle-stick injuries are considered occupational hazards for health workers, as they cause infections such as Hepatitis B (HbV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Man arrested after spate of syringe pricks on trams or tram stops in Kew
A MAN has been arrested after four people, including a 12-year-old boy, were allegedly jabbed during a spate of needle stick incidents on public transport in Melbourne’s inner suburbs. The most recent incident occurred on Monday when a man, 24, was allegedly pricked on the hand in Kew while on a tram travelling on High St, around 2.40pm.
Orem police warn parents after young girl pokes self with needle found near school
Police in Orem are warning parents to be on the lookout for dirty needles after a 6-year-old accidentally poked herself with one last week. "There was a young child at Sharon Elementary who found a needle that wasn't capped," said Lieutenant B.J. Robinson.
Every morning, this Vancouver playgound is checked for used needles
Strathcona Community Centre staff do a 'safety sweep' of the grounds every day, checking for drug paraphernalia before kids arrive.
Punctur-Guard Blood Collection Needle
The Punctur-Guard Blood Collection Needle is designed to work with any standard blood collection tube holder on the market and offers a unique internal blunting technology that is integral to the needle itself. This device blunts while inside the patient's vein, eliminating exposure to the sharp upon needle exit. In a study performed by Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, the Punctur-Guard Blood Collection Needle reduced needle sticks by 76%; the highest rate of any device studied!
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Doctors, health officials want broad testing for hepatitis C
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VanishPoint® Blood Collection Set
The VanishPoint® Blood Collection Set, from Retractable Technologies, Inc., features automated in-vein retraction that effectively reduces the risk of needlestick injuries and blood exposure. The safety mechanism is activated by depressing a retraction trigger that is located near the finger-grip area. This allows for easy one-handed activation, without changes in hand position, while reducing the risk of inadvertent activation. The needle is retracted directly from the patient, virtually eliminating exposure to the contaminated needle.
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VACUETTE® VISIO PLUS BLOOD COLLECTION NEEDLE
The VACUETTE® VISIO PLUS Blood Collection Needle with optical venipuncture control is a great help for phlebotomy personnel. The latest innovation from Greiner Bio-One at last brings vision to blood collection. When venipuncture has been carried out successfully, blood flow is visible in the view window in the transparent plastic hub of the needle.
The VISIO PLUS also has advantages for the patient. Movement in the vein during penetration whilst searching for the vein lumen is sometimes painful for the patient: Due to the visible blood flow in the view window, this movement is avoided. The special cut of the needle tip makes penetration of the tissue a lot easier. The new VACUETTE® VISIO PLUS needle thus guarantees pain-free, stress-free venipuncture.
Qlicksmart BladeFLASK is the world’s pioneering single-handed blade remover to prevent injuries from removing scalpel blades. BladeFLASK is simple to use with a quick “push, click, and pull” action to remove and contain used scalpel blades. Used together with a hands-free passing technique, BladeFLASK can prevent up to 5 times more injuries than a safety scalpel. This easy-to-use solution provides a low cost alternative to safety scalpels for all scalpel users. Qlicksmart’s single-handed BladeFLASKs have safely removed over 70 million contaminated scalpel blades, and have prevented up to 150,000 injuries around the world.
Packaging your drug in a prefillable syringe with a safety feature will provide protection for health care workers and patients against accidental needlestick injuries. The NovaGuard SA (Staked-needle Automatic) syringe system can be deployed using a single-handed technique to shield the exposed needle.
· Mitigates glass flange breakage
· Bulk packaging enables automated assembly
· Designed to prevent pre-activation
· Uses standard plunger rods
· Tamper resistant
To learn more about using the NovaGuard SA syringe system for your drug product, or for information on any of West’s injectable drug packaging or delivery system technologies, click here.
*For investigational use only by our pharmaceutical and biotechnology development partners. West markets the NovaGuard SA technology as an integrated system. Final assembly is completed by the pharmaceutical company.
West and the diamond logo and NovaGuard™ are trademarks or registered s of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.
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